Fudge is one of the most adaptable treats around. And it only gets tastier when it’s mixed with nuts, candy or cookies. Fudge is easy to flavor, layer and color and can be molded into eye-catching shapes.
You can do almost anything with fudge, but there is one thing you shouldn’t do. Please, don’t ever add cake mix to your fudge recipes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautions against using uncooked cake mix that has not been treated to eliminate microorganisms of public concern in ready-to-serve recipes because it can contain the bacteria salmonella. Symptoms of salmonella exposure include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills and abdominal pain—all things you never want your customers to experience.
There are two reasons why you won’t ever see a Calico Cottage recipe that includes cake mix. First, we are committed to ensuring the health and safety of everyone who enjoys our fudge. And second, dried cake mix can give your finished product a chalky, gritty consistency. A big part of fudge’s appeal is its creamy smoothness, and you want to keep your customers coming back for more.
If you’re looking for some irresistible and innovative recipes, explore our website for tried-and-true treats. You can really have your “cake” and eat it too. On the website you’ll find easy step-by-step instructions to make fudge flavors such as cinnamon crumb cake, red velvet and cherry cheesecake. None contain cake mix, but all are delicious and guaranteed to take the cake.